CLISSOLD WARD Councillor Ned Hercock has resigned for personal reasons.
“We wish Ned well and thank him for the service he has given Hackney,” said Cllr Ian Rathbone, Chair of Hackney Labour Group of councillors.
Clissold ward’s other two councillors, Cllr Sophie Cameron and Cllr Sade Etti, commented: “The three of us were all elected together for the first time in 2014 and it’s been great working and learning alongside each other. We wish Ned well for the future and look forward to welcoming another fantastic Labour councillor to Clissold ward.”
There will be a by-election in Clissold ward on Thursday December 12 at the same time as the Parliamentary election.
Ned explained: “I’m standing down for personal reasons after five and a half years on the council. I’m very proud of what’s been achieved in that time by the Mayors, their cabinets, and the wider team of Labour councillors.
He was a board member of Hackney Homes before it was brought in-house, and served on various scrutiny commissions and on the planning committee.
He focused on policy relating to housing and the built environment: making sure the council is building new, high quality, genuinely affordable homes, fixing the ones they have already got, and making Hackney a more liveable part of the city.
Ned added: “The borough has great officers who work hard to deliver these aims, and a public who support the vision of a fairer, greener, more liveable city. I love Hackney and its people, whom it has been a great privilege to serve.”
Phillip Glanville, Hackney Mayor, commented: “Really sad to lose Ned as part of the incredible Clissold Labour team. He was an amazing @HackneyLabour campaigner, local resident & councillor in Clissold – a valuable member of Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, Planning Committee as well as fighter for social justice, better housing & sustainable transport.
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